It seems that the overwhelming response regarding Jason Collins is positive, at least from a media and fan standpoint (at least from what I have seen). Besides Mike Wallace, who posted on Twitter that he basically didn’t understand how someone could be gay with so many beautiful women everywhere… something like that. Those tweets have since been deleted.
Now Lance Briggs has caused a mini-controversy for his passive-aggressive tweets about the topic.
My point is, no one is making you address the topic via social media, no one is putting you on the spot and forcing you to talk about it. Do not put yourself, or your publicist, in a situation where you have to defend your personal views. They are your personal views for a reason, keep them that way.
Everyone is open to their opinion and I’m sure some people feel strongly about it and want to make those views public. But just remember that you are in the eye of the public, and everything you say will be held against you even if you didn’t mean it in a negative way.
For the record: I still love Lance Briggs. Just proving a point.